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  • market_maker123 market_maker123 Sep 4, 2011 7:46 PM Flag

    Is "junk silver" worth having? Or is it junk?

    Seems this "junk silver" that comes in bags from places like Miles Franklin and APMEX might be just that---junk. Those 9999 Canadian Maples seem to be about the purest coin around.

    There are rumors that Perth Mint is selling out of quite a few coins and it seems to me that the Royal Canadian Mint with it's 9999 pure products might get some attention here for purity.

    Any ideas?

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    • Well I think you are right about the Canadian Maple Leafs. They usually sell at a discount to American Eagles and they have a face value that is $4 over American Eagles.

      I found a good deal at on Canadian Maple Leafs that were about $3 less / coin than Apmex. You might be able to get a good deal from Apmex if you haven't placed an order yet online using your cell phone. They have a mobile site that was offering free shipping on your first order this way. I like the mint direct program they have considering all the counterfeiting going on now.

    • al_gore_invented_the_lightbulb al_gore_invented_the_lightbulb Sep 4, 2011 7:50 PM Flag

      The term "junk silver" was coined to downplay the bebasement of our currency following the switch from silver in 1965.

      The only "junk" is post 1964 currency.

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